Darren Ferguson at Peterborough United

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10 November 2009: Darren Ferguson inherited a Posh team sitting 10th in the League Two table. He left the club 24th and bottom of the Championship.

10 November 2009: Darren Ferguson inherited a Posh team sitting 10th in the League Two table. He left the club 24th and bottom of the Championship.Timeline of Ferguson's time at London Road:

22 January 2007: New boss Ferguson is from a family full of winners.

Alan Swann: Ferguson is not a gamble.

Veteran Wrexham player Ferguson is unveiled as the shock successor to Keith Alexander as Posh manager. Ferguson brings one-time Posh loanee Kevin Russell with him as assistant manager, the same position he had held at the Welsh club.

February 2007: Ferguson celebrates his first victory in the Posh hot seat with a 3-0 win over former club Wrexham at London Road. He snapped a 13-match club winless streak in the process.

April 2007: Posh's play-off hopes ended by a draw at rock-bottom Torquay. They eventually finish the season in 10th place.

May 2007: Ferguson showed his ruthless streak by axing eight senior players including Trevor Benjamin, Richard Butcher and Guy Branston.

2007/08 League Two season

August 2007: Posh begin the new season with a 3-0 win over Rochdale in League Two. Even winger Josh Low impresses by scoring the opening goal.

October 2007: Ferguson announced he had no intention to trade off the family name by borrowing a stream of players from his father's Manchester United.

November 2007: Ferguson insisted he was here to stay after being linked with a vacant managerial post at then-Championship club Burnley.

December 2007: Posh ended the calendar year in sixth place in League Two after their traditional terrible Christmas. They were 11 points off leaders MK Dons.

March 2008: Ferguson wins League Two Manager of the Month gong as Posh roar into automatic promotion positions.

April 08: Dean Keates heads Posh to promotion with a winning goal at Hereford. Ferguson insists: "This is just the start."

2008/09 League One season

October 2008: Ferguson enjoys what he described as his best day in management as Posh beat mighty Leeds United 2-0 in front of a 13,000-plus London Road crowd.

October 2008: Chairman Darragh MacAnthony issues another 'hands-off' warning as speculation mounts that QPR want Ferguson as their new manager.

December 2008: Ferguson shoulders the blame as Posh are bashed 4-0 at Leicester City.

January 2009: Posh earn high praise for a 1-1 draw at Premiership club West Brom in the third round of the FA Cup. Unfortunately the replay proves to be an anti-climax as they are beaten 2-0.

February 2009: Posh are left seven points off the automatic promotion places after a shock 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Yeovil. Ferguson urges fans not to lose faith.

March 2009: Posh wiped out that gap and jumped into second place after a 3-2 away win at Leyton Orient. They end the month with a magnificent high-noon triumph over table-topping Leicester at London Road to cement second spot and Ferguson wins manager of the month accolade.

April 09: Fergie so proud after clinching promotion.

2008/09 season: Posh promoted to the Championship - the full story.

Ferguson: I always knew my players would never bottle it - Posh promoted to the Championship.

May 2009: Posh parade through Peterborough

Party time for Posh at London Road

June 2009: MacAnthony refuses Ferguson permission to speak to Championship rivals Reading about their vacant managerial position.

June 2009: Ferguson signs new four-year contract while Posh are on pre-season trip to Spain.

2009/10 Championship season

August 2009: Posh begin life in the Championship with an unlucky 2-1 defeat at Derby, but then suffer a run of poor results.

September 2009: A stunning second-half transformation earns a first league win of the season as Reading are beaten 3-2 at London Road.

October 2009: Ferguson bolsters his squad by signing League Two defenders Ryan Bennett of Grimsby and Scott Griffiths of Dagenham & Redbridge.

November 2009: Daily Mirror run story claiming Ferguson faces the sack after being summoned to a crunch meeting with owner MacAnthony and Director of Football Barry Fry. All parties issue strong denial.

3 November 2009: Ferguson receives public backing from MacAnthony in the pages of this newspaper.

7 November 2009: Posh lose 3-1 away at Newcastle United.

9 November 2009: Ferguson: We will bounce back.

5pm: Ferguson appears set to leave London Road.

11 November: Farewell Fergie: He really has gone.

Mitchell: 'Howe not coming to Posh',

Kevin Russell resigns,

Video: MacAnthony and Fry at Posh press conference,

6.45pm - Posh update: Fergie breaks his silence.

13 November: Kettering manager Mark Cooper agrees to become Posh boss.

16 November 2009: News headlines: what the media made of Ferguson's departure

Factfile: Darren Ferguson

Born: 9 February 1972, Glasgow, Scotland.

Career: His father, Sir Alex Ferguson brought him through the youth ranks at Manchester United, where he made 27 first-team appearances, though he didn't score for them.

He was then sold on to Wolves in 1994 for 250,000. He spent half a season at Wolves before being loaned to Chelsea for six months, but was rarely used.

He made 117 league appearances before falling out of favour at Wolves in 1999 and being briefly loaned to Sparta Rotterdam before being sold to Wrexham on a free transfer later in the year.

Ferguson went on to spend over seven years at Wrexham, making almost 300 appearances for the club.

Won one promotion with Wrexham and was selected for the PFA team of the year three times.

Record as manager of Peterborough United, 21 January 2007 to 9 November 2009:

Matches 145, Won 73, Drawn 32, Lost 40, Win 50.34%